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acid rock

rock-'n'-roll music characterized by loud electronic distortions and strident lyrics that refer to drug-induced experiences.
Origin of acid rock
First recorded in 1965-70
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acid rocker, noun Unabridged
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acid rock

a type of rock music characterized by electronically amplified bizarre instrumental effects
Word Origin
C20: from acid (sense 3), alluding to its supposed inspiration by drug-induced states of consciousness
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acid rock


: acid-rock guitar

noun phrase

A form of very loud rock music featuring electronic sound effects and often accompanied y stroboscopi and other extraordinary lighting to suggest the hallucinatory impact of LSD

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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